Scott Farquhar

Scott Farquhar

Scott is the one who started a multi billion dollar business mainly to avoid having to get a regular job. He co-founded Atlassian with Mike Cannon-Brookes in 2002.

Since then, it has grown to be one of Australia’s largest software exporters. Last year exporting over $AUD 20m of software to over 8,000 customers in more than 90 countries. Its customer base reads like a who’s who of global companies, and includes technology giants like Apple, Cisco, HP, Oracle, SAP; every major investment bank (BNP Paribas, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, World Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Merrill Linch), NASA and the European Space Agency; GE, 3M, BHP Billiton, BMW, the McLaren F1 team and so on.

In 2005, both Deloitte and BRW named Atlassian as Australia’s fastest growing software company. Scott has also been awarded the ‘Australian IT Professional of the Year’, and the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in both the young and overall categories, and went on to represent Australia at the July ‘World Entrepreneur of the Year’ in Monte Carlo.

Talks by Scott Farquhar

Leadership in Crisis – When Stuff Gets RealSeptember 2013
From Bootstrap to $60m.  What I’ve learnt.September 2010

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